Britain starts search for next Bank of England governor

April 24, 2019

By Huw Jones

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s finance minister Philip Hammond said on Wednesday it will start the process of replacing Mark Carney as governor of the Bank of England.

“Finding a candidate with the right skills and experience to lead the Bank of England is vital for ensuring the continuing strength of our economy and for maintaining the UK’s position as a leading global financial center,” Hammond said in a statement.

Carney took up his role on July 1, 2013, and will step down on Jan. 31, 2020.

(Reporting By Huw Jones; editing by Simon Jessop)

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